Family run Independent Opticians

  • Overview:

    Opened in 1999 — moved to current premises in the main street in 2003. Open 4.5 days a week with testing each day. The practice is part of an emergency eye care scheme and also runs a dry eye clinic.Offering a full professional service in a relaxed and fun environment. Frames are sourced all over Europe to offer individuality and very different designs.Patient ages range from 3 to 93 — with a very loyal core of patients.Large double fronted premises in centre of picturesque town in the Highlands of Scotland. The only Opticians in a catchment area of over 2000 square miles which includes several villages and towns but patient base greatly increased by many regular visitors from Glasgow, London and farther afield. A beautiful place to live and work. Friendly community, good schools and very little crime, with lots of outdoor sports activities (walking, cycling, skiing etc).An ideal place to bring up a family whilst enjoying a fulfilling career.
  • Business Location:

    Ballater, Aberdeenshire
  • Asking Price:

  • Reason for Sale:

    Owners Retiring


(All owned except where marked *) Vista Vision remote chart & control panel incl. near vision tests Bon Retinax hand held autorefractor Shin-Nippon DR900 Phoroptor “ Keeler intellipuff Tonometer Canon CR-2 Fundus Camera plus ”Eyescape” software Keeler SL40 Slit Lamp Easyscan Scanning Laser Ophthalmascope* Apple PC and Brother printer Separate adjustable test chair and adjustable console table Perkins and Goldman Tonometers Volk lenses and Gonioscope Ophthalmascope Retinoscope 2 Trial Frame sets including adult and selection of children\\\'s trial frames Pachymeter Hand held slit lamp Blephex and Blephacam Prism Bar, stereo tests, colour tests, Kay cards etc Fields Room Equipment: Adjustable test chair and table Medmont Perimeter and software Lenova laptop and Samsung laser printer Workroom and Office Equipment: PC with Definer Database Software, Printer Large selection of tools and sundry equipment. Dispensing Equipment: “Smart Look” VDU Pupilometer etc

Staff Levels

Wife - Owner/ Manager/ Dispenser. Husband - Owner/ Optometrist. Saturday assistant. 7-9 tests a day. Approx 3,000 patients.


Year Practice Established


Under current ownership since


Average length of an eye exam

30mins under 60 years old. 45 mins over 60\'s

Average number of Contact Lens checks per week


Opening Hours

Tues to friday 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm Saturday 10am to 2pm

Additional Info

Opportunities to expand the business (satellite practices) which have not followed up on because of impending retirement

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